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What Can I Do To Get Her To Eat?

What Can I Do To Get Her To Eat?

She hasn't eaten a bite of anything for two days, except 2-5 packs of donut holes yesterday evening.
She is still very angry today. Wants me to tell her the truth about how I got here and why I'm here.

A myALZteam Member said:

Bless your heart. This Alzheimer’s situation is new to me concerning my husband. But his mother had it and I helped with her before she passed away in 2019. She refused to eat also. Our dr said she was not recognizing hunger. She seemed to drink better than eat so we got the ensure type drinks and she did ok with that. We gave her yogurt and she loved ice cream. We got the healthiest ice cream and would let her have it. But we had to be persistent in giving it to her. I made up cute little songs about the food we gave her. She would smile and then accept the food. She did not eat a lot at the time so we spread all the food out over the day. I realize all situations are different so I would contact dr if this continues. Will pray for you and her today. Bless you 🙏🏻❤️

posted about 1 month ago
A myALZteam Member said:

My wife will eat but very little, no spicy food and she picks through whatever I cook. Anything that looks foreign at all she pulls off to the side. Her mother who also had Dementia did the same thing. So far she is eating enough but I see her heading the same direction as what she will eat is being narrowed down consistently. I don't know what the answer is to increase your wife's eating habits, maybe someone else on this site has found something that works and will respond. It sounds like she is pretty far along in decline, especially if she doesn't know who you are. Some of her not eating what you prepare is not trusting you. My wife has a bad case of paranoia and fears many things, including what is in her food.

posted about 1 month ago
A myALZteam Member said:

I guess I'd say what I'd say to the parent of a toddler who was refusing to eat. When she gets hungry enough she'll eat, so have healthy stuff available for her. Fruit, maybe.

That said, I'm a newcomer to Alzheimer's and maybe she won't recognize hunger. So I'd check with her doctor.

Hang in there, my friend.

Jeanne Anne

posted about 1 month ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Food can be a complicated situation. Dad still can be a little difficult about meals but i dont pay attention to his ‘this is enough for an army’ comments anymore. We give him his meals on a tv tray and just keep it moving. 9 times out of 10 he eats it all. He is much kinder when not hungry. He has gained a very neccesary 10 lbs. We keep it balanced and healthy, but anything sweet is always a hit (also Boost)Good luck!

edited, originally posted 29 days ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Bless your heart BunnyLover. I am so sorry. Contact her dr- maybe they can help with this eating. I’m praying for both of you 🙏🏻❤️

posted about 1 month ago
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